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Bionic Woman 2007: The Review

Last night I caught the new "Bionic Woman" tv series, right after my usual guilty pleasure, "Dancing with the Stars."

Now I hear that "Knight Rider," is in the works as well, and will be coming soon to a boob tube near you.

What is it with these people? Are they running out of ideas, or what?

Okay. Here is my review of "Bionic Woman": This reincarnation of the life and times of Jamie Summers has very little to do with the Lindsay Wagner 70's show.

While the original series was quite campy and a lot of fun, this one is a lot darker and there is not a punch line to be seen, other than the kicking butt of random people, bad ones and good ones alike. If anything, this 00's remake attempts to remind you of "Dark Angel" but without Jessica Alba.

Yet, while Jessica Alba's "Dark Angel" was a tortured, yet sympathetic character, Michelle Ryan's Jamie is not. I still have to find anything likeable in this grouchy Jamie Summers. On the other hand, guys will consider Ryan's Jamie quite cute, so I imagine that this will help.

The one redeeming quality on the series is Katee Sackhoff, who plays an honest-to-badness kickass villain named Sara Corvis, who is supposed to be the first Bionic Woman, and who was allegedly killed by her own creators when she went psychotic on them.

Only that she didn't die and now she's out for blood. I think that this girl is going to steal the show. She's already getting a lot of attention, and currently I am rooting for the bad guys.

At least those are interesting.

All in all, I cannot say that I am completely sold to the whole series. I may be convinced to watch the ocassional episode and, who knows, it may get better in time.

We'll see.

PS. I am really happy that Floyd and Karina were not eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars." What were the judges smoking when they put them in second to last place, and awarded more points to Wayne Newton? No offense. I like Wayne Newton, but he can't dance to save his life.

Belfebe off.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 27th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Bionic Woman was just a collection of cliche's. There wasn't an original moment in the whole pilot episode. Even the dialog was ripped from generic action movies: "What did you do to me", "You need to let me help you", "What do you want from me?". It was so dumb it made my head hurt.
Sep. 27th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I think that the term "generic" applies in this case. Sigh.
Sep. 27th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
katee sackhoff is good at stealing the show. i assume you've seen her in battlestar galactica?

i haven't seen bionic woman, but i have high hopes for "chuck" after watching the pilot episode.
Sep. 27th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I knew she had been in Battlestar Galactica. Actually, she does a good job as a villainess. Pity that the show is so darned bad . . .
Sep. 27th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Chuck is awesome.
Sep. 27th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Was rather underwhelmed by the new Bionic woman. They must have focused too much on the Bionic pouty-lips when they re-made her ;P

Dark Angel was fun, it had a plot *and* a sense of humor. And Jessica Alba actually looked like she could kick ass!

At least the season opener of Heroes was as good as expected, looks like a lot more fun plot twists in store. And great lines! "Oh no, I broke history!" *hee*
Sep. 27th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, too much pouting, too little story.


Heroes rock.
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